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Salinity levels in pond

Discussion in 'Filtration and Water Chemistry' started by Ryanboz, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. Ryanboz

    Ryanboz Hatchling Turtle

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    Hi guys,

    Just a quick question.

    I have my salinity levels in my pond at 3.6ppt @ 14.2°C. (For a Murray River turtle.)

    Does temperature make a difference at all or am I OK to raise it to 4.5ppt at 13.5° to 15°C?

    I was looking at the salinity meter on Amazing Amazon and the description has different salinity recommendations at different temperature levels.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Aussiepride83

    Aussiepride83 Administrator
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    Hi mate, the temperature affects the reading. I would not add any more salt to your pond.
     
  3. Ryanboz

    Ryanboz Hatchling Turtle

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    Too easy.

    Thanks mate.